N E W S L E T T E R - O F- 1 -S E P T E M B E R - 2 0 1 6

 

 

Refer This Site to a Friend

 

The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 September 2016 # 283

This Newsletter is published as a Free Service to all clients of Delamere-Pennine Associates, International Business & Marketing Consultants.

Mission: Assisting our readers and clients to be informed on current international issues and important information that affects them and their future success, both personally and in their business affairs. We supply the news and information that is worth knowing.

You are receiving this Newsletter because you requested a Free Subscription or you have requested information, purchased products or services from our various websites or submitted questions to one of our consultants. All e-mail addresses are stored in our database and used solely by the international Delamere Group in accordance with International & United States legislation and the Data Protection Act. We are strongly opposed to spamming, and our policy is to strictly respect your privacy and your e-mail address will not be passed on to any other party without your permission.

At the request of many of our subscribers we will send out a notice immediately our latest Newsletter is posted on our website, which is usually within a couple of days of the Newsletter being sent out by email. Some of our clients prefer to read the latest Newsletter direct from our website instead of the issue sent by e-mail as they sometimes experience format and layout problems, plus e-mail filters.

If you have received a forwarded copy of our Newsletter from a friend or associate and you wish to subscribe, please send a blank e-mail to
mailto:subscribe@delamere-international.com



If you find the information in our Newsletter of personal value, please forward it to your friends and associates who you feel will also find it useful. The Delamere Group has been involved in international business for over 40 years, and the Delamere Group also publishes additional Newsletters related to news, research and buyers guides directly targeted at industry leaders and management of companies and services involved in Professional Audio & Video (ProAV), Broadcast, Post-Production Film, HD-Radio, IP-TV (Internet Protocol Television) Digital Cinema and Mobile TV. To review our complete list of current Newsletters, visit this link.

To those of you who have already helped us to spread the word, especially our Global Trade Page and the free advertising offered, we say, Thank You!

Volunteers and students research much of the material used in our Newsletters, and we acknowledge and appreciate their hard work.

Please note that long URLs may break into two lines in some mail readers. Cut and paste, should this occur.

For a review of back issues, click here


 

= = = = = = = = = = =
This Month's Sponsor
= = = = = = = = = = =

 

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust exists to look after the well-being of the whole of the Yorkshire Dales. Our mission is ‘to support the environmental, social and economic well-being of the Yorkshire Dales’ and we work in many different ways to achieve it. Our work is broad-ranging and we work with many other organisations and individuals to make it a success. Visit our site.

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: Further Investment by China into South Africa
  2. Business: Cape Town Developing Into the Start-Up Capital of Africa
  3. Business: India & Ethiopia in More Trade Deals
  4. Business: JSE to Open Offices in Cape Town
  5. Business: Morocco to Re-Join the African Union
  6. Business: UK Politics Going the Same Way as the USA?
  7. Business: Unemployment in South Africa
  8. Education: Dynamic Dialects
  9. Education: Documents Relating to World War I
  10. Education: Private Universities in Kenya
  11. Education & Environment: Overhead View of South Africa
  12. Immigration: Moving to Australia
  13. Immigration: Moving to Montreal, Canada
  14. Immigration: New Zealand Swamped With Applications
  15. Immigration: Thinking of Moving to Switzerland?
  16. Immigration: Becoming a US Citizen?
  17. Real Estate: Investing in Office & Retail Properties
  18. Real Estate: Investing in Poland
  19. Travel: Air Travel Nightmares?
  20. Travel: Direct Flights from Beijing, China & Las Vegas
  21. Travel: Most Hated Aspects of Flying
  22. Travel: Visiting Madagascar, Africa

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
1. Business: Further Investment by China into South Africa
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

The Coega Development Corporation signs a Historic R11 billion Investment with the Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC), the biggest automotive investment in Africa in the last 40 years. The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), operator of the 11 500 hectares of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), has successfully concluded a deal with BAIC of R11 billion for a completely knocked down (CKD) automotive manufacturing plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. The BAIC investment is an outcome of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) that was held in Johannesburg in December 2015, where South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping signed no less than 26 bilateral agreements valued at approximately R100 billion. According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies the BAIC investment is significant and deepens our economic relationship with China. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
2. Business: Cape Town Developing Into the Start-Up Capital of Africa
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Homegrown companies from Cape Town were moving into Africa and going global. These included online retailers like Takealot and Zando, as well as mobile payment solution company Yoco, online education provider GetSmarter and nutrient recycling business AgriProtein. Harris said Cape Town had stiff competition from Nairobi, in Kenya, which was in contention to be the digital capital of Africa, but he believed the Mother City had the edge with its "unparalleled infrastructure base" and world-class universities. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Visit our web page on South Africa and Cape Town Business.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
3. Business: India & Ethiopia in More Trade Deals
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

In a bid to showcase India’s capabilities as a supplier of steady and sustainable, low cost international quality products and to tap into the African market, a special Indian export promotion council has organized a two-day buyers and sellers meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
4. Business: JSE to Open Offices in Cape Town
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

The JSE director of capital markets Donna Nemer said the opening of the satellite hub in Cape Town would allow the JSE to enhance its service to clients in the city and build new relationships. “Cape Town is a major centre for global and local institutional investors, as well as listed companies. The establishment of our Cape Town office is part of our established strategy of enhancing our service and relationship with all of our stakeholders because Cape Town is the second largest economic hub in South Africa, and the head office base of many institutional clients and an increasing number of JSE member firms and brokers,” Nemer said. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

Editor’s Note: Visit our web page on Investing


= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
5. Business: Morocco to Re-Join the African Union
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

After 32 years in the African political wilderness, Morocco is preparing to return to the continent’s highest body, which it stormed out of in 1984. Rabat left in a huff because what was then still the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) admitted the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) as a full member. SADR, represented by the Polisario Front, claims sovereignty over all of Western Sahara but occupies only about 20% of it. Morocco occupies the rest and claims it all. The African Union (AU), successor to the OAU, officially regards the Western Sahara as the continent’s last remaining unresolved anti-colonial struggle. And Morocco has remained outside the AU in protest. But now that seems to be changing. In a letter to current AU chairperson and Chadian President Idriss Deby at the organisation’s summit in Kigali last month, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI said the time had come for ‘Morocco to take its natural place within its institutional family.’ To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Editor’s Note: Visit our web page on Morocco.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
6. Business: UK Politics Going the Same Way as the USA?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

The new UK secretary of state for international trade has enjoyed many benefits from his close relations with the regime in Baku, Nick Cohen says in an opinion article titled "How Liam Fox got into bed with Azerbaijan's kleptocrats" published by The Guardian. In 2014, Dr Fox received news that he was the beneficiary of a stroke of good fortune. Our new secretary for international trade may be hopelessly unqualified to deal with the dangerous pass he helped bring Britain to by agitating for Brexit, but he can trade on his own account. To read the full report; go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
7. Business: Unemployment in South Africa
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Corruption plays a key role in stalling efforts to create jobs and decrease the country's high unemployment rate, said Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela. Madonsela, who was speaking at the University of the Witwatersrand’s annual labour law conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday, said the real issue of corruption was that it took crucial resources away from where they should be directed to, which affected employment. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
8. Education: Dynamic Dialects
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Dynamic Dialects is an interactive accent database that allows visitors to compare English dialects from around the world. The research team behind the project - who represent the University of Glasgow, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, University College, London, and Napier University, Edinburgh - use a technique called Ultrasound Tongue Imaging (UTI) to document and analyze these dialects. The UTI is able to record the movement of the tongue and other articulatory organs. (This site contains an extensive explanation in How UTI Works for interested visitors.) Project participants from around the world pronounced the same 28 words in a studio with a UTI. On this website visitors can listen to an audio recording of all participants via an interactive map, which allows one to explore the pronunciation of multiple words by a single speaker. Alternatively, visitors can browse the Accent Chart, which allows visitors to quickly compare the pronunciation of the same word by different speakers. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
9. Education: Documents Relating to World War I
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Europeana 1914-1918, a project based at the University of Oxford, hosts a remarkable collection of primary documents relating to World War I, collected by individuals, libraries, and film archives across Europe. On this website, visitors may browse through hundreds of Letters, Diaries, Photographs, World War I Films, Official Documents, and Postcards. Each resource type is further sorted by Subject (Propaganda, Women, Aerial Warfare, etc.) or Front (Italian Front, Home Front, Eastern Front, and Western Front), letting visitors explore the experiences and perspectives of European, American, Australian, and New Zealand soldiers. Each item is annotated and includes a brief description that provides relevant context. The letters and diaries comprise an especially powerful component of this project, allowing modern day readers a glimpse into the daily lives of soldiers. (Note that these sources are digitized - with the exception of a few that need to be ordered - but not translated. However, most non-English sources do include a brief English description). Europeana 1914-1918 welcomes ongoing contributions from individuals to add to their rich collection. Visit this site.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
10. Education: Private Universities in Kenya
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has given the go-ahead to the admission of 10 000 state-funded students at private universities. The first batch of government-sponsored students into private universities will start classes in September 2016 and will cost taxpayers Ksh 700m (US$7m) to cater for these students. According to a statement from the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU), the approval will see the enrollment number of state-sponsored students in universities shoot up to 84 389. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (SABC)

Editor’s Note:  Visit our website on Education.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
11. Education & Environment: Overhead View of South Africa
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Cape Town photographer Johnny Miller used a drone to capture the Cape township of Masiphumelele from above. Separated by a stretch of wetlands and an electric fence from the scenic neighbouring suburb of Lake Michelle, Masiphumulele is densely populated and worlds removed from the lifestyle of its nearest neighbours. To read the full report and see this enlightening photo, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
12. Immigration: Moving to Australia
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =


For Gigi Foster, the move to Australia was not as smooth as she expected. “I almost needed a translation guide when I got off the plane,” says Foster, a consultant and academic who emigrated from the US to Sydney. “I was used to being forthright in meetings. That works in the US, but how you interact with your work colleagues in Australia is very different. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
13. Immigration: Moving to Montreal, Canada
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city and North America’s largest Francophone metropolis, has been found to be the “most welcoming” in the world by a HSBC survey. I arrived here by chance in 1978, and stayed ever since by choice. Why do I love Montreal? To its impressive global credentials I add, for instance, my high rise and neighbourhood, the city’s parks, bike paths, reasonable cost of living and excellent medical services. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Irish Times)

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Canada.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
14. Immigration: New Zealand Swamped With Applications
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

New Zealand has raised fears of a “British invasion” after receiving a post-Brexit rush of interest from would-be migrants, including a tenfold increase on the day of the vote. The spike was revealed by New Zealand’s immigration agency, which said it received 10,647 registrations of interest from potential British migrants in the seven weeks after the referendum, compared with 4,599 during the same period last year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our Immigration Page.


= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
15. Immigration: Thinking of Moving to Switzerland?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

For an affluent country once considered one of the most stable economies in the world, Switzerland is going through a rocky patch. In the country’s financial hub, Geneva, a slowing economy and an investigation into the country’s secretive banking industry has led to almost 2,000 jobs being cut over three years, about 9% of the sector, according to the Geneva Financial Center. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

Editor’s Note:  Don’t forget to visit our web page on Switzerland.


= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
16. Immigration: Becoming a US Citizen?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Laura Trevelyan, who has lived in the US for the past 12 years, is applying to become a US citizen. That process includes a citizenship test. Here, she recounts her efforts to get up to speed. She says, “It's more than 25 years since I last took a test, and so I'm more than a little out of practice. The brain cells are not what they were, and even the short-term memory is fading.” To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

Editor’s Note: Visit our web page on becoming a US Citizen.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
17. Real Estate: Investing in Office & Retail Properties
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

GTC, which develops and owns office and retail properties in Poland and capital cities throughout the central and eastern Europe (CEE) region, as well as the south-east Europe (SEE) region, will be the first Polish inward-listed company on the JSE.  GTC Group (“GTC”), a renowned public commercial real estate company operating in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe since 1994, has announced that the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (“JSE”) has approved its inward listing on the bourse’s main board. GTC is an owner and developer of primarily Class A office and retail properties located in Poland and capital cities throughout the CEE and SEE region. Upon listing, which is expected to commence on or about 18 August 2016, the company will be included in the “Real Estate Holding and Development” sector and become the first Polish inward listed company on the JSE. GTC’s primary listing will remain on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. “Over the last few years, we have observed significant interest from South African investors in high-quality SEE and CEE commercial real estate properties as evidenced by recent transactions in Poland, Romania, Serbia and Croatia. Based on this increased interest, we have decided to pursue a secondary listing on the JSE to enlarge our shareholder base and provide South African investors with an opportunity to invest in a premier commercial real estate owner and operator within the region. GTC not only has a uniquely located Class A office and retail portfolio, but also has significant embedded growth associated with our current development. Visit this site.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
18. Real Estate: Investing in Poland
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Polish property group Echo Polska Properties (EPP) is targeting a September listing on the Johannesburg bourse to entice South African investors to place a bet on the “stable and liquid” real estate market in Poland. The group aims to list at a placement of €1.45 and raise some €100-million to fund the ambitious growth activities that can result in double-digit growth for the property firm in the short term. To red the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
19. Travel: Air Travel Nightmares?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

No one expects air travel to be glamorous any more. The glory days of Alan Whicker and I’m Mandy, Fly Me are long gone. Flying anywhere today is an ordeal, compounded by the greed, stupidity and sheer bloody-mindedness of the airport operators. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
20. Travel: Direct Flights from Beijing, China & Las Vegas
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

A Chinese airline says it has filed for U.S. approval to start nonstop service to Las Vegas. Hainan Airlines announced Thursday that it has filed for approval with the Department of Transportation to fly from Sin City to Beijing. If approved, the airline will offer the route three days a week starting in December. The airline and local officials touted the pending deal as a boon for the Las Vegas tourism market. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web site on Flights from China.

 

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
21. Travel: Most Hated Aspects of Flying
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Among the most hated aspects of flying: Uncomfortable seats (77% say they don’t like this), added fees (71%) and unpredictable delays and cancellations (67%), according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 people by travel firm TripAdvisor. Despite these passenger grumblings from the survey, Airlines for America notes that the “the customer complaint rate remains remarkably low, with approximately 2 in every 100,000 registering a complaint with DOT (Department of Transport).” Those issues likely aren’t going anywhere anytime soon — and some of them are getting worse. Here are four ways experts say that flying will soon get even worse. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
22. Travel: Visiting Madagascar, Africa
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

A growing number of Chinese tourists are enjoying a unique natural world far away from big-city life, Xu Lin reports.  Several Chinese celebrities are moving quietly in the forest. They whistle, with peeled bananas in hand, until suddenly a cute lemur appears from a tree and grabs a banana for a bite. This scene is Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. It's a part of the ongoing reality show Our Laws produced by Anhui Satellite TV, featuring the adventures of seven Chinese celebrities, including Nicholas Wu and Li Yapeng, in Madagascar and Ecuador. "Many tourists want to see Madagascar's flora and fauna, about 90 percent of which can't be found elsewhere in the world," says Lan Piaoxue, sales manager for China at the travel agency Madagascar Decouverte. To read more, visit dour NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web site on Madagascar.

 

Announcement: Passing of Roger Mills

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Roger Mills. Many of us had the privilege of knowing Professor Mills and were left markedly better by the experience. Throughout his 50 year career, Professor Mills demonstrated a dedication to education, teaching, open and distance learning, and most profoundly to the learners themselves. Professor Mill’s impact and influence on open and distance learning were felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the world, his work taking him from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia to Bangladesh Open University to the University of Botswana and beyond.  Read more.

 

= = = = = = = = = =
Photo of the Month
= = = = = = = = = =

Under dark skies the setting of the Milky Way can be a dramatic sight. Stretching nearly parallel to the horizon, this rich, edge-on vista of our galaxy above the dusty Namibian desert stretches from bright, southern Centaurs (left) to Cepheus  in the north (right).  Click here.

 

 

= = = = = = = = = =
This month's quote

= = = = = = = = = =

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

 

= = = = = = = = =
Book of the Month
= = = = = = = = =


Financial Reforms and Development in China ~ by Siwei Cheng

China has initiated and implemented its economic reforms for over 30 years, however, the comprehensive economic reforms and opening up is still unfolding. The author was a state leader, who has personally engaged in China's economic policy-making process from 1999 to 2008, and is an economist, who has deeply studied and thought over China's financial reform in various aspects. This book summarizes the results of the author's research on China's financial reforms, adopting the fictitious economy theory, in the past 10 years. "Financial Reforms and Development in China" focuses on the developmental process and main features of the fictitious economy; the essence and the law of the fictitious capital (including credit capital, knowledge capital, social capital, etc.); and, the relationship between the fictitious economy and the real economy. Financial Reforms and Development in China. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


Editor’s Note
: Don’t forget that we also have an online book store, Delamere International Bookshop. We represent a number of major leading book suppliers that concentrate on non-fiction books related to business, employment, marketing, investing & finance, real estate, and conducting international trade. Click here.


 

*********
Disclaimer
*********

Although great effort has been made in compiling and checking that the information contained in this Newsletter is accurate, the publisher shall not be held responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this electronic publication, or for any consequences arising there from. Editorial materials published herein are provided for information only.

The publisher expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person, whosoever, in respect of any loss, damage, death, personal injury or other consequences, by their use of, or reliance upon in any way, the information contained in this electronic publication.


**************
Copyright Notice
**************

Copyright 2016 by "Delamere-Pennine Associates, International Business & Marketing Consultants" All Rights Reserved.

For easy access to Delamere Group of Businesses

If you wish to use any of the resources contained herein, permission is granted only if the resources are used in its entirety, with credits and links given to the respective authors or proprietary owners.

You may forward a copy of this Newsletter to your friends and associates only if it is forwarded in its entirety


business | marketing | global trade | internet | real estate | travel | education | construction | about us | home | search


Copyright Delamere-Pennine Associates - 2015. All rights reserved.
Read Disclaimer,  Privacy Policy & Copyright Notice.